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Understanding Tourism

A Critical Introduction

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Understanding Tourism by Kevin Hannam
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This text introduces tourism students to concepts drawn from critical theory, cultural studies and the social sciences. It does so with a light and readable touch, highlighting the ideas that underlie contemporary critical tourism studies in a practical and engaging way. Specifically, the authors examine how post-structuralist thought has led to a re-imagining of power relationships and the ways in which they are central to the production and consumption of tourism experiences. Eleven clear, relevant chapters provide an accessible introduction to tourism defining, explaining and developing the key issues and methods in this exciting field. These topics include: * Regulating Tourism * Commodifying Tourism * Embodying Tourism * Performing Tourism * Tourism and the Everyday * Tourism and the Other * Tourism and the Environment * Tourism and the Past * Tourism Mobilities * Researching Tourism A strong teaching text, this will be well received by lecturers seeking an authoritative, multi-disciplinary book on contemporary tourism and by students who want a practical, grounded introduction which understands their learning and research needs.

Author Biography

Professor Kevin Hannam recently joined the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University as Professor of Tourism Mobilities from the University of Sunderland where he was Associate Dean (Research) and Head of the Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Events. Dr Dan Knox is Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events Management at the University of West England, Bristol.
Release date Australia
March 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
SAGE Publications Inc
Pages
240
Dimensions
170x242x15
ISBN-13
9781412922784
Product ID
3946841

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